People who experience goosebumps during live entertainment are more empathetic, creative and friendlier, a new scientific study reveals. Surveying 100 participants that watched a live performance, the study results showed 55 per cent of them experienced shivers during live music, while others did not. People that felt the shivers at least once during the festival described themselves as more empathetic and agreeable in their relationships.

Matthew Sachs and Robin Murphy carried out the experiment at this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals.

The survey also revealed that 65 per cent felt more goosebumps than other goosebump moments, including wedding days and births of children.